Sunday, August 31, 2008

Storms A'Comin

Here comes another hurricane. People are coming up here from the coast and New Orleans. Different churches have set themselves up as shelters. Our church is already organizing clean up crews for afterwards. I'm not nervous yet. The sky isn't black and the winds aren't whipping. In fact everything looks very lovely right now. Life is like that. One minute everything is hunky Dorrie and the next you've got some issues; but God.

We know about the weather because of satellites. I'm glad not to know the future. I don't want to know what trouble lies ahead. I'm funny like that. When I've had to have surgery before, I tell the doc, don't say anything. Let me sign the informed consent without all the nitty gritty details. If you tell me, I'm going to chicken out. This was very important when they operated on my brain. Now you know my secret, brain damaged. It all makes sense now right?

But really, aren't you glad not to know? I suppose all the people who are evacuating right now are very grateful to get a chance to prepare for the severity of what is coming. I don't know why they don't let New Orleans become an ocean again. There, I said it out loud, what a lot of people are thinking. It was a dumb idea, to build below sea level and think a little man made wall could hold back the sea; riiiiiiight. Now that was some good thinking. Yes, it's cool, but just how much money goes towards something that has to be rescued every year for flooding, because it's lower than sea level? The Mississippi coast was devastated by the storm. The winds actually tore the entire coast up. There were no leaves on trees that were left standing. There were no birds, nothing, just an eerie silence. Entire neighborhoods gone, just the slabs remaining. It has been a very long, slow painful process to rebuild, and now here comes another one, Gustav.

I hope tomorrow the storm weakens, I hope we have a roof tomorrow night, I hope there are no tornado's. I hope the people in the path of the storm find safety and shelter today. It is good to have hope.

10 comments:

Coffee Bean said...

I am praying for everyone in Gustav's and Hanna's path!!! I've been pulling up the radar pictures of the Gulf every couple of hours!

As for your questions... Yes, all the laundry got folded and put away. And... my son's football schedule is such that on non-game days, he leaves at 7 am and doesn't get home until 6 pm or 8 pm. He is playing JV which means he has games during the week and on Saturdays. I have less time on those days and we get home LATE. Soooo... I probably have more time than most. I am in the process of making a schedule though because I can get lost in it all and then stuff doesn't get done. I have discovered this little place called, "What's for Dinner?" For years I did once a month cooking and this is very similar only they do all the shopping for you and you assemble all the dishes there... where they've already prepped the food (chopped the onions, celery, etc.). They had a special for August and are continuing it through September where they assemble the meals for you for free. Cool, huh? I also watch very little TV and rarely talk on the phone.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Because I no longer keep up with current events unless it is printed on a blog, I had no idea the hurricane was headed in your direction. I sincerely hope everyone escapes harm.

Brain surgery? Wow. You are one strong, resilient person.

Hope is a good thing. I am sending you an abundance of it to weather all the storms life may bring your way.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i so agree with you on the basin building... hummm you had brain surgery whats my excuse LOL... in answer to your comment... yes I love her but i dont always LIKE her too much. seems like there was more but for now my brain is shot... sinuses are killing me.
love n hugs Laura

noble pig said...

Ugh, I was so worried you were closer to the storm! I hope all stays well and that dang storm does not bring its strong arm! Take care.

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Prayers for your safety! I didn't know you were so close. We met some people yesterday at the artesian well that are visiting here from Louisiana. I felt bad for them because they are a long way from home (driving) and their home and family are in the storm's projected path. We asked them how do they put up with that every year? They asked how do you put up with the bugs in summer and snow in winter here? I guess it's all in how you see things through your own eyes!

Mabunny said...

I have several friends in LA, but they are about 40 miles inland but still know they will probably be dealing with no power and whatnot...they have not evacuated.
All I can do is pray! Glad you are safe for now too.

Heidi said...

Praying for everyone in the south who is going to see those darn storms!!! I did post finally my dear.. come see. :)

Brenda said...

I was just watching the weather. It looks like it hit at a 2 instead of 3. Still praying for you safety.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm watching!! Praying you have a roof and power and internet to keep us posted!

Flea said...

I can't help but agree with you about New Orleans. I grew up on the peninsula south of there and have very little love for the place.